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Poster: SaintSteveg Date: Mar 13, 2014 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neil's Pono Player

I don't mean to come across as a barbarian, but I guess I fall into the "mainstream" mentioned above. The nuances of super audiophile listening are lost on me I'm afraid. Maybe I have become desensitized. I just like to be moved and enjoy the music, rock out if you will. I like the convenience of iTunes, iPod, etc.

I recall running into a friend of mine who is a sound tech, and we were talking about a local theater where we hear shows (he used to work there), and he said the sound was so bad in there. I replied "I guess you know more about that than I do. I just go to have a good time." That is how I hear music. I can understand someone like Neil Young being bugged that he only hears a small percentage of the original, but I never hear the original, so what am I missing?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 13, 2014 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neil's Pono Player

Yeah, back in the day I used to spend every available nickel on my sound system and I'm pretty sure that if I had the same equipment available today I'd be able to notice the difference between file formats. Today is a different story. As life began to load more and more responsibilities on me (without the corresponding increase in cash flow), I found my sound system, as well as the time available to actually sit and listen to it, shrinking at an alarming rate (if anyone inserts an off-color remark here...good on you). These days the majority of my listening is done in my vehicle where the ability to notice the difference between data formats is lost on my aging ears and the sound of traffic. In a perfect world I'd be able to recreate my sound room and devote hours on end immersed in the full and glorious majesty of the highest sound quality money could buy. That aint gonna happen any time soon. So, in the meantime, I'm satisfied with my "low-fi" collection.